“A Boy Named Charlie Brown” (1969) at the Cerrito on Three Dates in August

Join Charlie Brown on his fiftieth birthday, at the Cerrito, on three dates in August. Good Grief!

Please join us for this exclusive 50th Anniversary theatrical re-release of the Peanuts classic, “A Boy Named Charlie Brown.” This is the first time it will be presented in the theater since its release in 1969.

In this first animated feature film based on Charles M. Schulz’s ever-popular Peanuts comic strip, we see the pint-sized hero step up to the challenge, face his fears and show the world what he is truly made of. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and overly-honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors in order to attend the national spelling bee in New York City.

Nominated for an Oscar in 1971 for “Best Original Music/Song Score” by Vince Guaraldi, “A Boy Named Charlie Brown” projects the innocence of Schulz’s charming characters with glee and takes them on a most spectacular adventure.

“A Boy Named Charlie Brown” plays three times in August:

  • Sunday, August 18 at 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24, at 12 p.m.

The Friends of the Cerrito Theater will host the August 24 screening.

As an added-on Classic, the Cerrito’s regular prices will be in effect: $12.95 for adults, $11.50 for seniors 62 and over, kids and students with I.D. It’s advisable to order your tickets in advance at the box office or online, as the shows may sell out.


So many choices at Scene! There are flatbread pizzas, a charcuterie and cheese sampler, baked sandwiches, “bites,” salads, desserts, and much more. You can enjoy them there, or have them brought to your seat while you watch the movie. Check it out! Scene opens daily at 4 p.m.

Upcoming Classics

Cerrito Classics opens its fall season with a special presentation—on a special day—Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. It will be a double feature by El Cerrito’s own filmmakers Les Blank and Maureen Gosling, with the timely and lively “Chulas Fronteras” (1976) and “Del Mero Corazón” (1979). The presentation will include Maureen Gosling, Chris Strachwitz (founder of Arhoolie Records), and Les Blank’s son Harrod Blank, with musical guests, as well. Don’t miss it!

There will also be another Peanuts movie, “Snoopy, Come Home,” screened three times in late September and early October.

Cerrito Classics will then resume its usual schedule at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. The full schedule is:

  • “Chulas Fronteras” and “Del Mero Corazón”, Wednesday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
  • “Snoopy, Come Home”, Sunday, September 29 at 12 p.m., Thursday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, October 5 at 12 p.m.
  • “Poltergeist,” Thursday, October 10 at 7 p.m.
  • “Back to the Future,” Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m.
  • “Gremlins,” Thursday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
  • “Rear Window,” Thursday, January 9 at 7 p.m.